• Location: Taupo, New Zealand
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 32.59 View price calendar

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Cruise around the scenic bays of Lake Taupo and admire the Maori Rock Carvings during this 1.5-hour boat tour. Aboard the boat, listen to informative commentary about the ecology, volcanology and cultural history of the area. Admire the impressive views of the snowy mountain tops of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo's picturesque shores. See the Maori Rock Carvings depicting the legends of the local Tuwharetoa tribe. Choose from morning departure (includes tea) or afternoon departure (includes a fishing demonstration).


  • Cruise on scenic Lake Taupo to view the Maori Rock Carvings
  • Learn about the ecology, volcanology and history of the area from your guide
  • Enjoy tea or a live fishing demonstration, depending on choice of departure time
  • See the Maori rock carvings depicting the local tribe's legends

What You Can Expect

Maori Rock Carving Cruise from Taupo

Interaction with local wildlife

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Wonderful cruise on Lake Taupo on a comfortable vessel, with efficient and knowledgeable tour guide and superb views of the Maori rock carvings!
Highly recommended!

Russ H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great cruise, well worth the money, the sights were awesome and commentary informative.

Carly L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

An absolute excellent trip. Would recommend it to everyone visiting Taupo

Neil R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We were originally doubtful about this tour but were pleasantly surprised with the whole event. Where else can you feed flying ducks out the window of the boat and then see such a fantastic carving? We also went fishing and caught a trout! We were provided with pieces of smoked trout as a bonus! What a great day

Elizabeth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

A wonderful cruise on Lake Taupo.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Puntual, agradable, cómoda embarcación, tripulación muy atenta, muy fácil llegar al muelle de salida sea que uno vaya a Taupo en bus o auto y los paisajes maravillosos.

Rawiri W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It was a very educational trip.

Rawiri W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Awesome experience for my staff from Whangamarino School in Rotorua. Thank you.

California Tourist USA

4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

It was great to see the carvings and Lake Taupo. Homemade muffin wish it was more than 1 was great. Too much conversation by the hostesses that made it difficult to hear the comments although the comments were difficult to hear in the speakers as well. Overall, worth it - hostesses were nice to share history about the carvings so that was a plus.

Jing B

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

it was a good trip.

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